Policy & Advocacy

Policy & Advocacy

CVCA strongly advocates on behalf of the private capital industry with all levels of government to ensure the most amenable environment for private investment in Canada.

As the voice of the venture capital and private equity industry, the CVCA advocates strongly for a policy and regulatory environment conducive to stimulating and supporting the vital innovative investments our members make every day to support the growth of Canada’s economy.

Our advocacy centres primarily around three areas of government action: ensuring there is adequate capital in the innovation ecosystem; accessing world class talent that can translate that capital into scalable value; and, a competitive tax and investment regime that rewards the risks associated with the private capital asset class.

Our Primary Focus

Providing a Competitive Tax & Investment Regime

To continue to attract private investment into Canadian entrepreneurial ventures and innovation ecosystem, Canada must maintain a strong, competitive tax and investment regime.

Tax investment

Ensuring Sustainable Capital

The CVCA strongly supports the creation of a third venture capital program to build on the success of VCAP and VCCI, as well as exploring how to attract more diverse sources capital to this asset class.

Sustainable capital

Accessing World Class Talent

The CVCA works closely with both educational institutions and governments to ensure that Canada continues to cultivate the talent required to fuel innovation and growth.

Accessing talent

Through iterative, collaborative dialogue with the federal government, the CVCA was successful in achieving the priorities outlined in our letter to the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade.

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Help us shape the future

CVCA members have the opportunity to help shape Canadian Private Capital industry policy by participating in our annual general meeting, member surveys, and policy committees.

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